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Microsoft Visio 2013 (with Challenge Exercises)
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Self-taught course

Description

The skills and knowledge acquired in Microsoft Visio 2013 - (with Challenge Exercises) are sufficient to be able to create real-world drawings using the many shapes, stencils and templates provided with the software.

Target audience

Anyone who wants to know more about the functionality of Visio 2013.

Prerequisites

Microsoft Visio 2013 - (with Challenge Exercises) assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment.

Topics covered

Getting To Know Visio 2013

  • Starting Visio In Windows 8
  • Understanding The Start Screen
  • Creating A New Drawing From A Template
  • The Visio Screen
  • How Microsoft Visio 2013 Works
  • Using The Ribbon
  • Minimising The Ribbon
  • Understanding The Backstage View
  • Accessing The Backstage View
  • Using Shortcut Menus
  • Understanding Dialog Boxes
  • Launching Dialog Boxes
  • Understanding The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Adding Commands To The QAT
  • Understanding The Status Bar
  • Customising The Status Bar
  • Saving A New Drawing
  • Exiting Safely From Visio
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Working With Stencils

  • Understanding Stencils
  • The Shapes Window
  • Quick Shapes
  • Using Quick Shapes
  • Creating A Custom Stencil
  • Opening A Stencil
  • Editing A Stencil
  • Closing A Stencil
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Shapes

  • Placing Shapes From A Stencil
  • Selecting Shapes
  • Resizing Shapes
  • Moving Shapes
  • Copying, Cutting And Pasting Shapes
  • Duplicating Shapes
  • Rotating And Flipping Shapes
  • Ordering Shapes
  • Merging Shapes To Create New Shapes
  • Grouping And Ungrouping Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes
  • Aligning Shapes Using The Dynamic Grid
  • Distributing Shapes
  • Changing Shapes
  • Using Snap And Glue
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data

Formatting Shapes

  • Applying Quick Styles
  • Formatting The Fill
  • Formatting Lines
  • Applying Effects
  • Using The Format Painter
  • Using Undo And Redo
  • Protecting Shapes
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Connectors

  • Connecting Shapes
  • Automatically Adding Connected Shapes
  • Connecting Existing Shapes
  • Inserting And Deleting Shapes
  • Adding Text To Connectors
  • Changing Connectors
  • Working With Connection Points
  • Formatting Connectors
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Containers

  • Adding Containers
  • Adding Shapes To A Container
  • Formatting Containers
  • Deleting Containers
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Text

  • Adding Text To Shapes
  • Formatting Text
  • Adding Text To The Page
  • Editing Text
  • Using Find And Replace
  • Aligning Text
  • Moving Text
  • Creating Bulleted Lists
  • Creating Tables
  • Spell Checking Text
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working With Pages

  • Inserting Pages
  • Naming Pages
  • Duplicating Pages
  • Changing Page Order
  • Deleting Pages
  • Applying A Background Style
  • Adding Headers And Footers
  • Inserting A Logo
  • Assigning A Background Page To Other Pages
  • Page Size And Orientation
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Page Tools

  • Understanding Page Tools
  • Zooming
  • Panning
  • Using The Pan & Zoom Window
  • Displaying Grids And Rulers
  • Changing Grids And Rulers
  • Setting Guides And Guide Points
  • Using Guides And Guide Points
  • Working With Rulers
  • Changing The Scale
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Themes

  • Understanding Themes
  • Applying A Theme
  • Applying A Theme Variant
  • Highlighting Shapes With Quick Styles
  • Embellishing Shapes
  • Creating A Custom Theme
  • Creating Custom Theme Colours
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Working Collaboratively

  • Adding Comments
  • Working With Comments
  • Using The Comments Pane
  • Commenting With Ink
  • Co-authoring Drawings
  • Saving To SkyDrive
  • Sharing Drawings
  • Opening Shared Drawings
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Outputting Drawings

  • Using Print Preview
  • Fitting A Drawing To Printer Pages
  • Printing A Drawing
  • Emailing Drawings
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Workspace

Organisation Charts

  • Creating An Organisation Chart From Scratch
  • Adding Multiple Shapes
  • Changing A Position Type
  • Changing The Layout Of Shapes
  • Changing The Spacing Of Shapes
  • Creating A Team
  • Changing The Order Of Shapes
  • Adding A Title
  • Inserting Pictures
  • Formatting An Organisation Chart
  • Adding Shape Data
  • Creating Shape Data Fields
  • Creating A Custom Shape And Stencil
  • Creating Master Shape Data Fields
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data

Organisation Chart Data

  • Creating An Org Chart From Employee Data
  • Creating An Org Chart From A New Data File
  • Adding Employee Data
  • Exporting Data
  • Comparing Versions
  • Creating Synchronised Copies
  • Synchronising Subordinates
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Calendars

  • Creating A Calendar
  • Adding Appointments To A Calendar
  • Adding A Multi-day Event To A Calendar
  • Adding Text To A Calendar
  • Adding Art To A Calendar
  • Adding A Thumbnail Month
  • Formatting Calendars
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample

Gantt Charts

  • Understanding Gantt Charts
  • Understanding Gantt Chart Options
  • Creating A Gantt Chart
  • Entering Task Details
  • Creating Subtasks
  • Linking And Unlinking Tasks
  • Adding And Deleting Tasks
  • Adding Milestones
  • Adding And Hiding Columns
  • Navigating A Gantt Chart
  • Formatting Task Bars
  • Managing The Timescale
  • Exporting From A Gantt Chart
  • Importing Data Into A Gantt Chart
  • Printing Gantt Charts
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Data

Cross Functional Flowcharts

  • Understanding Cross Functional Flowcharts
  • Creating A Cross Functional Flowchart
  • Adding Swimlanes
  • Adding Swimlane Labels
  • Adding Phases
  • Adding Shapes
  • Adjusting Swimlanes And Phases
  • Formatting Cross Functional Charts
  • Practice Exercise
  • Practice Exercise Sample
Objectives

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • work with the basic features of Visio
  • open, create and work with stencils
  • work with shapes
  • format shapes
  • join shapes using connectors
  • create and modify containers
  • work with text
  • create and work with pages in a drawing
  • work with page tools
  • apply, modify and work with themes
  • add and work with comments and understand co-authoring
  • print, email and export drawings
  • create simple organisational charts
  • work with organisation chart data
  • create and modify calendars
  • create and work with Gantt charts
  • create and work with cross functional flowcharts
Format

Watsonia workbook with 194 topics. Files for the exercises are provided on a CD or can be downloaded here

System requirements

Windows with Visio 2013

Duration

Approximately 20 hours

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